Red flags were raised, investigated, and ignored for years.
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Last week, we reported on the Veterans Affairs Department’s internal audit that determined that more than 100,000 US veterans are either presently languishing on medical wait lists, or never received an appointment at all over the last decade. The probe comes in the wake of revelations that VA bureaucrats across the country engaged in “systemic” manipulation of official wait-time statistics in order to conceal the true extent of the problem, and to protect their own performance-based bonuses.